Bettina Speckmann • Necklaces, flows and cartograms: Algorithms for automated cartography
The field of cartography is concerned with the design of high-quality cartographic products, most often, maps. Obviously, the uprise of computer science has had a large impact on cartography. In the beginning, software that allowed the cartographer to manipulate the map facilitated the map design process. Nowadays, sophisticated computer procedures – algorithms – exist that can perform many of the tasks originally executed by cartographers.